Social Security supports teachers online

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist The past two years have been difficult for everyone, including educators and students.  Our nation’s teachers have adapted and provided for their students in so many ways.  This year, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2 through May 6, and honor all educators who prepare our children for the future.   We know that well-informed … Continue reading Social Security supports teachers online

Celebrating a decade of my Social Security

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Can you believe it’s been 10 years since we launched my Social Security?  Since then, 67 million people have signed up and benefited firsthand from the many secure and convenient self-service options.  We take great pride in providing this and all ofour services.  It’s part of how we help you secure today and tomorrow. If you … Continue reading Celebrating a decade of my Social Security

New statement fact sheet for people with limited earnings

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist If you have a personal my Social Security account, you can view your Social Security Statement online to learn about your future benefits and recent earnings history.  Included with the Statement are fact sheets that provide useful information based on your age group and earnings situation.  Last month, wereleased a new fact sheet specifically for people with … Continue reading New statement fact sheet for people with limited earnings

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Senior Resources

  By Pam Canty, Intake and Screening Integration Coordinator at Elder Law of Michigan Ingham County offers many services for the senior population, however, since Covid-19 a lot of services were not accepting in-person help. The senior population seems to always be left out until an emergency happens and we wonder “why?” Listed below are several programs in the Ingham County area that may be of some … Continue reading Senior Resources

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May is For Mothers Day

By Jennifer Blanck, MiCAFE Network Call Center Senior Specialist at Elder Law of Michigan Mother’s Day is fast approaching, on May 8th this year. This is a day to celebrate the mother’s or maternal figures in our lives. Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her … Continue reading May is For Mothers Day

Social Security online, your first and best place to start

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist More than likely you do not have to visit a Social Security office to do business with us.  You might not have to call, either.  Our online services webpage at http://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices provides you a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your phone, tablet, or computer.  You can even apply for retirement, disability, or … Continue reading Social Security online, your first and best place to start

Social Security: What to know about signing up or signing in

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist We want to help you get the services you need as quickly and safely as possible.  Your personal my Social Security account at http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount is your gateway to doing business with us online. Whether you receive benefits now or in the future, you will want to create your personal my Social Security account or use the … Continue reading Social Security: What to know about signing up or signing in

Supplemental Security Income benefits for children with disabilities

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Did you know that Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides cash payments to children with disabilities whose families have limited income and resources? A child must meet all of the following disability requirements to be considered medically eligible for SSI: The child, if not blind, must not be working or earning more than $1,350 … Continue reading Supplemental Security Income benefits for children with disabilities

Plan for your future during financial literacy month

By Vonda Van Til, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Financial Literacy Month is focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future.  Every April, we like to remind you that Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan.  We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial … Continue reading Plan for your future during financial literacy month